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interfaith and civil rights groups have reached out to metro. >> to ask the transit authority to respond in a positive way, not by censoring, but by working with the arab american and muslim community, promoting mutual understanding, perhaps through another ad campaign that would counter the hate message in this campaign. >> metro officials don't give away ad space anywhere, but if care or any other group wants to counter this message with one of their own and a space becomes available, they are free to do it. they have to pay for the ad. >> and where in my message does it say muslim? >> but cares hooper says it is certainly implied. >> if she wants to spew hatred, she is free to do so in america, but it's up to the rest of the society, the mainstream practitioners to come together to repudiate hatred and promote mutual understanding. >> those posters did not go public without a fight. metro wanted to hold off, but the ads had to go up now. it was concerned about public safety and adding fuel to the fires burning recently. so far, reaction here has been muted. brian. >> bob tonig
and diversity and civil rights. my mama said, you are a democrat through and through. how did you get off the reservation? [ laughter ] >> well, tell us how you got off the reservation. it was a process, obviously. wasn't one thing. tell me a little bit about that process. >> i think like most voters, we are continually being educated. especially if you're paying attention to the dynamic issues we have today, you're examining yourself, because i believe voting today is a head and heart type of process. in 2008 i think most african- americans were really looking at the head, but also at the heart. >> because of the historic nature of the election and all of that. >> history is an emotional heart thing. this was a moment, and this was where my mom truly was. she said, this is the first time that i could ever, ever dream in my life voting for the first black president. i went to work in chicago, and i was also in the clinton administration. first of all, bill clinton, i worked for rodney slater as well, they say remember those who brung you. when hillary was running, i said this is an opport
. >> reporter: the group won the right to hang the posters which read "in any war between civilized man and the savage, support civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad. already, metro riders here are speaking out against the move. >> it's discrimination, because it's not right to generalize the extremist terrorists and generalize the muslims. i don't approve at all. >> i think they should be allowed on free speech grounds, but i think it's irresponsible. >> it's kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage, but this is america. it's freedom of speech. >> reporter: metro went to court after receiving what it called very fbi threats over -- verifiable threats over the poster. there is a fear that free speech or not, the ads could trigger more violence. >> even though you have the right to say it, doesn't mean you have to say it. >> i believe even though it might be going up in the d.c. area, other countries internationally look at the united states and be like, why are you allowing your people to do this? >> a metro spokeswoman says the posters will be up before the close of business
and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad. the american freedom defense commission won the right toha have them hung. the lawyer said it's protecting free speech and riders agree. >> i don't believe anyone has the right to call anything, but at the same time, we have freedom of speech. >> reporter: some believe the ads equate muslims with savages. metro went to court to stop the ads from going up after what they say they were receiving was verifiable threats. a woman was arrested in new york for trying -- trying to spray paint over one of them. so far, there is not a similar scene here, but some riders wonder if that won't change soon. >> i think it's wrong to call people savages because they don't let the -- have the same standard as you. i think it's wrong to put that up. >> they probably have a legal right, but there are a lot of things you have the right to do that are still absolutely stupid. >> reporter: back here live, metro had no say on when or where the ads were put up and they will appear for one month n. northwest, maureen umeh, fox 5 news. brian? >> we
: pamela geller with the american freedom defense initiative won the right to hang posters which read, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. those same posters will be going up at four d.c. area metro stations before the close of business today. already, metro riders here are speaking out against the move. >> because it is not right to gemmize that jihad, the extremist terroristed and generalize the muslims alls this. i don't approve of that at all. >> i think they should be allowed on free speech grounds but i think it is incredibly irresponsible. >> it is kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage but this is america. freedom of speech. >> reporter: metro went to court after receiving what it called verifiable threats over the poster and out of concern over the recent riots in islamic nations over a california film ridiculing the prophet mohammed. >> even though you have a right to say it, doesn't mean you have to say it. >> i believe that even though it might be going up in the d.c. area, other countries will look a
? >> reporter: the posters read in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. the american freedom defense initiative won the right to have them hung. the lawyer says it's protected free speech. some riders agree. >> i do not think that anybody should have the right to call anybody a savage, but at the same time this is america and we have freedom of speech. >> reporter: some believe the ads equate muslims with savages. metro went to court to stop the ads from going up after receiving verifiable threats in. new york where the posters have been up several weeks a woman was arrested for trying to spray paint over one of them. so far there hasn't been a similar scene in d.c., but some riders wonder if that won't soon change. >> i think it's wrong to call people savages just because we don't -- just because they don't live the same standard as you. so i think it's wrong to put that up. >> they probably have a legal right, but there are a lot of things you have the right to do that are still absolutely stupid. >> reporter: metro offi
say, quote, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. many say these are offensive because they equate muslims with savages. metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until the protest in the middle east subsided. >> it is not right to generalize that jihad terrorists and generalize the muslims. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds but i think it is incredibly irresponsible. >> it is kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage but this is america, freedom of speech. >> reporter: a woman was arrested in new york last month after she tried to deface one of the srican freedom defense initiative also won a court fight there to display the ads in the new york city subway system. we understand that the ads will be going up here at the u street station as well as glenmont, tacoma and also georgia avenue. we do know they have to be post bid court order by -- posted by court order by 5:00 this evening. >>> the number of meningitis cases linked to steroids has list ton 916789 another case was reported in maryland this w
of violence if d.c. put up the ads. but the judge citing first amendment rights went ahead and ordered those signs be posted in metro stations by 5:00 today. the ads paid for by the american freedom defense initiative say "in any war between civilized men and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad ." many people say they're offensive because they basically equate muslims with savages, citing concern from three u.s. security agencies, metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until after the protests in the middle east over the "innocence of muslims" film subsided. the sponsor sued to put them up immediately and won. riders have mixed feelings. >> in our civil society, the first amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want to engage in violence, we'll arrest you for engaging in the violence. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds, but i think it's irresponsible. >> it's kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage, but this is america. it's freedom of speech. >> reporter: again, we don
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